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Actor Shalim Ortiz suffers nightmare flight

Puerto Rican actor/singer Shalim Ortiz is thankful to be alive after experiencing serious turbulence on a recent flight from hell.

The nervous flier was en route from Miami, Florida to Bogota, Colombia earlier this week (begs16Nov15) when the aircraft he was traveling on suddenly plummeted "1000 feet" (304.8 meters).


The Heroes star, 36, admits he feared for his life and had to be calmed down by air stewardesses, who allowed him to sit in the bulkhead with the crew and gave him a shot of whiskey to help his nerves.


He filmed himself in the immediate aftermath of the horror and posted the video on Facebook.com, in which he explains, "I don't remember the last time that life put me in a situation where I had no choice other than to resign.


"Patricia (flight attendant) and this whiskey she gave me immeasurably helped. Thank God we are alive to tell the tale."